Skateboard team chosen in Alberni

Four lucky teens are the inaugural members of the new Totally Board Surf Company's skate team in Port Alberni.

Logan Janney pulls a move during his tryout for the Totally Board Surf Co. skate team tryouts. Janney and three other skateboarders made the team.



There’s a new team in town and they’re not playing hockey, softball or basketball.

Four lucky teens are the inaugural members of the new Totally Board Surf Company’s skate team in Port Alberni.

The team’s roster consists of Taylor Lee, Brantyn Wong, Cameron Cootes and Logan Janney.

The four beat out more than a dozen skateboarders age 12-18 during tryouts held at Port Alberni’s Gyro skate park on Tuesday night.

Skaters moved with the dexterity of gymnasts as they jumped, twisted, grabbed air, and spun during a series of moves in the park.

The competition was close but the winning four wouldn’t be denied.

Each skater who tried out received a complimentary T-shirt from the sponsor.

The winning four will be outfitted with equipment, discounted gear and competition entry fees.

The team’s first competition will be in Tofino on the July 1 weekend.

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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